U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State is scheduled to participate in a rally Thursday afternoon in Seattle in support of the EPA stepping in and stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The “Rally for Bristol Bay” will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at the Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.
U.S. Senator Mark Begich may be in an election year but he’s not shying away from taking positions on controversial issues. On Monday the Senator came out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.
Alaska’s Junior U.S. Senator has come out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. Senator Mark Begich released a statement Monday noting that years of scientific study has proven the proposed Pebble Mine cannot be developed safely in the Bristol Bay Watershed.
Many praised the EPA's work, while also calling on the agency to issue a veto of the Pebble Mine based on the study's findings. Others said the study is still flawed, and think the EPA's role is unwarranted.
Earlier this month the Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits several well-known Alaskans against the State of Alaska. At the heart of the case is the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.
The final version of the EPA’a “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment” will likely be released in the next couple of months. One part of the assessment looks at the importance of salmon in the culture and everyday life of the native people of Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.